As a special treat on the 4th day of Christmas, we at Mightier Than the Sword UK are bringing you an extract from book 7 in the Chronicles of Celadmore – When Darkness Falls. This particular title hasn’t been released yet and also contains the winners of the 2015 Murder in March competitions. When Darkness Falls is due for release on 10th January 2017
When Darkness Falls – An extract
The fires of war have left the realm of Celadmore burnt and barren. There is little to hope for. Lives were ruined by the marching army of Aksoth.
Five years have passed since the invader and his army were defeated. There are still whispers of their presence that haunt the waking dreams of those that now stand watch over the realm.
The war torn land has become a realm of opportunity. The country boundaries still stand, but old alliances are under threat. There is little love lost between neighbours.
Profiteers have taken advantage of many, stealing what little people still had to hold. There are those that speak of hope and peace, but work to serve their own greed.
The Order stands ever vigilant, but has retreated into its own bastions of power to rebuild, leaving those outside their people to find their own way.
Resentment is building and those with hearts of stone and a talent for survival are gaining favour and power.
Though Aksoth’s army has been defeated, dark days have fallen for the people of Celadmore and their beacon of fire and hope that was lost in the final battle may never be rekindled.
Shroud of Darkness Trilogy
A fantasy book trilogy that was 16 years in the making. The trilogy follows Venetia, a queen amongst her people in the fantasy realm of Celadmore. Strange occurrences in her home world have Venetia searching for answers as to whether an old evil has returned or if a new threat has arisen. Joined by a number of unlikely allies, who do not all get along with one another, Venetia has to fight against not only the darkness threatening to destroy her home world but the treachery of politicians, the fear in those around her, assassins that want to take her throne from her and those that would go to any lengths to try and prevent another war.
The Shroud of Darkness Trilogy contains the three volumes of the Shroud of Darkness trilogy in the Chronicles of Celadmore – Shroud of Darkness, Lady of Fire and End of Days
In the realm of Celadmore, evil is stirring. The war torn land has not recovered from the last conflict as evil rises and threatens to ensnare the world of light. Venetia, favourite daughter of Queen Annalia, must fight enemies and allies alike. She must uncover truth amidst deception to discover the source of this new threat to her world before the darkness engulfs it.
United they must stand for destruction is upon them. The realm of Celadmore faces it’s destruction as a war that none perceived is brought against them. Venetia, Queen of the Order of Anagura and Queteria, must forge a new alliance between the nations of Celadmore against the evil that Aksoth, Lord of Nether Roth, is set to unleash. The Allied Spirit of Celadmore must be raised and march once more.
The end is here. Aksoth’s forces roam unchecked across the plains of Celadmore; the people of Celadmore have been forced to retreat to the fallen city of Grashindorph. Revolution stirs amongst the poorest of the people; Venetia seeks to restore Gruagadon to his rightful place on the throne of Nesca and will sacrifice anything to get him there. In this final bastion, they must find victory.
The Chronicles of Celadmore (in chronological order)
The Rising Empire Trilogy
1. Rising Empire: Part 1
2. Rising Empire: Part 2
3. Rising Empire: Part 3
Shroud of Darkness Trilogy
4. Shroud of Darkness
5. Lady of Fire
6. End of Days
Fading Dawn Trilogy
7. When Darkness Falls
8. Torn Allegiance
9. Fading Dawn
Ailing Light Trilogy
10. Ailing Light
11. Ill Blowing Wind
12. Shadow of the South